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2013-01-23 06:04:39 PM  

big pig peaches: GRCooper: big pig peaches: Are they going to republish the Deities and Demigods with the H.P. Lovecraft mythologies?

Is there a story there? I played thirty years ago, but stopped around the time that came out - it might have been the last thing I bought.

Mom probably still has it in a box. She often reminds me she's still got all my old gaming stuff - she's waiting til it's worth a brazillian dollars

From what I member, they were sued by Lovecraft's estate and had to take it out out. Or maybe it was his publisher.

Either way in the late 80's to 90's we scoured used book stores looking for them. Supposedly they were quite valuable. Never found them and I always wondered of they where for real.


Thanks (Kimpak too). Yeah, they were def real. That might have been my HPL intro. Remember trying to figure out WTF a Cthulhu was :)

Need to get that box from mom, if only cuz my 12 yo nephew just got into DnD
 
2013-01-23 06:21:15 PM  

Elandriel: Behold the triumphant return of THAC0!!


THAC0 UBER ALLES!
 
2013-01-23 06:24:23 PM  
Well, now I have a reason to dive through all my old storage boxes to see what books have been lost to the mists of time.
 
2013-01-23 06:31:27 PM  
Once I get my tax refund, I might shell out for some of those .pdf's, depending on what is available. I really miss the classic versions of the Giants series of adventures, the absolutely *awesome* Temple of Elemental Evil, Axe of the Dwarvish Lords, and the quite delightful Tomb of Horrors, as well as some of the 2nd Edition stuff (Nightmare Keep as well as *both* versions of Castle Greyhawk (the quite silly version with the Random Monster Generator and the various Slaad monsters, and the serious version)). My nephews still have memories of me running them through Nightmare Keep, and I have fond memories of my brother running me through the Giants series and the Temple.
 
2013-01-23 06:32:16 PM  
I love me some Ravenloft and Planescape, but not at those prices.
 
2013-01-23 06:51:37 PM  
Eh, I've got all my 4E stuff, I'm good.

/yes, seriously, its great, you're just stupid.
 
2013-01-23 06:58:17 PM  
Shortymac, there's a Fark Pathfinder Group?

I've been struggling to find more gamers for a while now.  I play twice a week over Skype and I'm trying (and failing) to organize an additional game.  I'm hoping to GM a few people new to playing tabletop rpgs, or at least new to playing over skype, in a slightly different system.

I'll assume roll20.net has been mentioned already in here?
 
2013-01-23 07:00:25 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.squaremans.com image 390x585]


I own this one, in it's original brown box, practically mint condition (never used it but there's some rust around the staples.) Picked it up at a used bookstore about 25 years ago, don't think they knew what it was. Just looked it up on ebay and it seems like value would be somewhere around $2-3k.
 
2013-01-23 07:06:45 PM  

IronJelly: Shortymac, there's a Fark Pathfinder Group?

I've been struggling to find more gamers for a while now.  I play twice a week over Skype and I'm trying (and failing) to organize an additional game.  I'm hoping to GM a few people new to playing tabletop rpgs, or at least new to playing over skype, in a slightly different system.

I'll assume roll20.net has been mentioned already in here?


Yeah, there is, right now it's 7 of us. 2 of them GM and trade weeks. One is more RP heavy, the other is aiming to be an action movie dungeon crawl.
 
2013-01-23 07:07:46 PM  

lack of warmth: Are they going to release new comics for churches to give to kids about the dangers of D&D? I recall seeing a few of those about kids committing suicide over their character dying. Later while sitting in on (church active) friends playing D&D in the library at school, a kid walked up and told us "You're all going to hell." We laughed and returned to the game, he was serious. I never did play myself, but did enjoy listening to the story.


Nah. If needed, they can just reprint some classic Jack Chick cartoon tracts...
 
2013-01-23 07:21:14 PM  

darthaegis: As much as I liked D&D, this has me wanting to play Paranoia.


Paranoia?
How do you know about paranoia? You don't have the security clearance to know about that!
Are you some sort of illegal mutant?
 
2013-01-23 07:23:34 PM  
I was looking at the site, but I can't find the handbooks that had the kits.
 
2013-01-23 07:38:03 PM  
If it's not Pathfinder, then I'm not interested. WoTC lost me years ago.

/ I do accept that TSR was dead when WoTC bought AD&D and brought it back to life.
 
2013-01-23 07:55:22 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: likefunbutnot: ObscureNameHere: My 11 year-old son has a character rolled up for 'Star Frontiers' and we've played some sessions. A Dralasite, of course, because they are the coolest

Yazarians are Monkey/Cat people who have wings. If you want your kid running around pretending to be an amorphous tentacle monster, that's your business, but you are a bad parent if you aren't all about the Yazarians.

Screw that, it's all about the Vrusk.

Giant Spock bugs > all.


All these Star Frontiers races made a comeback in the D20 Future book, from the D20 Modern line.
 
2013-01-23 08:00:51 PM  

mittromneysdog: Agent Smiths Laugh: likefunbutnot: ObscureNameHere: My 11 year-old son has a character rolled up for 'Star Frontiers' and we've played some sessions. A Dralasite, of course, because they are the coolest

Yazarians are Monkey/Cat people who have wings. If you want your kid running around pretending to be an amorphous tentacle monster, that's your business, but you are a bad parent if you aren't all about the Yazarians.

Screw that, it's all about the Vrusk.

Giant Spock bugs > all.

All these Star Frontiers races made a comeback in the D20 Future book, from the D20 Modern line.



I always liked the Edestekai. Tri-laterally symetrical. But were they bugs or plants, or what?
 
2013-01-23 08:16:21 PM  

darthaegis: As much as I liked D&D, this has me wanting to play Paranoia.


I have never actually PLAYED any pen and paper RPG, but I have a massive collection of games and supplements, but there's nothing I want to play as much as Paranoia. I'd have be a GM though, since I own or have already read every single thing published for the game. My clearance is obviously ultraviolet by now.
 
2013-01-23 08:18:00 PM  

Trapper439: Beginner D&D: Being 10 and getting an inexplicable boner over the sample character in the red Basic D&D book. IIRC, her name was Morgan


i47.tinypic.com
Morgan Ironwolf
 
2013-01-23 08:20:31 PM  

WinoRhino: deeproy: went looking for...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 218x300]

... didn't find it.

I guess, someday...

I have that one! And this one:

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I used to have both of those, too! Did a lot of DMing, loved designing modules, etc. Somewhere in all my stuff, I'd like to think I've still got those books -- and a box of funny dice and several dozen hand-painted lead figures...

/puter gaming is fun, but it's just not the same...
 
2013-01-23 08:22:22 PM  
relive the days before you lost your virginity

Are we sure 'before' can actually apply or are we jumping the gun here?
 
2013-01-23 08:24:00 PM  
I played call of cthulhu.......21 years ago?

then turned to a life of booze, drugs. and easy living
 
2013-01-23 08:26:35 PM  

macadamnut: mittromneysdog: Agent Smiths Laugh: likefunbutnot: ObscureNameHere: My 11 year-old son has a character rolled up for 'Star Frontiers' and we've played some sessions. A Dralasite, of course, because they are the coolest

Yazarians are Monkey/Cat people who have wings. If you want your kid running around pretending to be an amorphous tentacle monster, that's your business, but you are a bad parent if you aren't all about the Yazarians.

Screw that, it's all about the Vrusk.

Giant Spock bugs > all.

All these Star Frontiers races made a comeback in the D20 Future book, from the D20 Modern line.


I always liked the Edestekai. Tri-laterally symetrical. But were they bugs or plants, or what?


Honestly, never played Star Frontiers. But evidently I shouldn't say "all these Star Frontiers races," because this Edestekai wasn't among them. It has Aleerin, Dralasite, Fraal, Sesheyan, T'sa, Vrusk, Weren, and Yazirian. There was a supplement somewhere that had two more races; one I think was a kind of a walking squid thing, and another was some kind of a dinosaur race.
 
2013-01-23 08:44:41 PM  
One of my favorites is on  there Ghost Tower of Inverness.  Still have my original copy too I think.  I do have all my original 1e hardcover books (DM's Guide, PH, MM, FF, etc.) also.  Even have the large map of Greyhawk.

Had many a good play session until I tried to take on Loki.  That lasted about 30 seconds, and my character only showed up as a ghost from then on.  Good times.

Yes we played fast and loose with the rules, however we played many a great session.  We even created some of our own monsters and other NPCs which became staples in all of our campaigns.  Good times.  Might have to get a few of these and possibly find a group to play with.
 
2013-01-23 09:29:08 PM  

mittromneysdog: Trapper439: Beginner D&D: Being 10 and getting an inexplicable boner over the sample character in the red Basic D&D book. IIRC, her name was Morgan

[i47.tinypic.com image 399x400]
Morgan Ironwolf


Win.
 
2013-01-23 09:38:03 PM  
I'd pay $100 for the entire collection of PDFs.
 
2013-01-23 09:43:00 PM  
I haven't said the words "Temple of Elemental Evil" out loud in over 25 years.

Can't wait for Vecna Lives!, although my group actually lost to the sumbiatch, forcing me to scrap six months of storylines and rewrite everything.
 
2013-01-23 09:51:15 PM  

mittromneysdog: Trapper439: Beginner D&D: Being 10 and getting an inexplicable boner over the sample character in the red Basic D&D book. IIRC, her name was Morgan

[i47.tinypic.com image 399x400]
Morgan Ironwolf


Forgotten Realms Grey Boxed Set: Half Elf

She still does it for me ;)
 
2013-01-23 10:17:09 PM  
Came for references to the "Jen The Fredo" episode of "The IT Crowd" or the D&D episode of "Community", leaving with a sad.

Since Star Frontiers was mentioned, wanted to say , my teen kids, their friends, and I still play old school black box Traveller SF RPG. Indeed, they love it as much as or more than playing HALO on Xbox now. Though they differ from how my college buddies and I used to play: thanks to how their xbox games and MMO's emphasize building stats and accumulating loot, then buying up stuff, they play a much more mercenary, stats-centric style of play, and are as engrossed in totalling up fake credits and loot after saving the galaxy, as we used to be for just surviving the adventure.
 
2013-01-23 10:22:38 PM  

Weaver95: RoyFokker'sGhost:
And I just picked up my Edge of the Empire boxed set. Can't wait for the game to go fully live and have support for a campaign :)

for convention play, I prefer Deathwatch or Dark Heresy.  they play well in that sort of setting, Black Crusade but...you really gotta watch the PG-13 stuff.  Slaanesh players...just sayin' man.  For an actual campaign I much prefer Rogue Trader.  that game is totally awesome when it comes to building a ship and crew and helping players really get into their roles as lords of all they survey.  since the players basically write the campaign (via the 'Endeavor' system) it makes running the game a LOT easier than you'd expect.


I'm almost 2 years into a Rogue Trader campaign, which has been freakin' awesome. Though I think the DM is getting bored, he's mentioned running a different game.

Do you prefer Deathwatch or Dark Heresy? He's mentioned both as possible new campaigns, but Rogue Trader is the only reference I have. I picked up 40K late in the game (as in, I randomly jumped into a Rogue Trader game, and loved every second).

Any other good 40K stuff you can recommend would be awesome!
 
2013-01-23 10:57:11 PM  
Actually, I was into Jolt Cola and Skittles whilst playing MUDs.
 
2013-01-23 11:00:40 PM  

mattador: Eh, I've got all my 4E stuff, I'm good.

/yes, seriously, its great, you're just stupid.


It's good, but an argument can be made that something has been sacrificed in the pursuit of class balance...

It's a matter of if you think it's worth it or not, and how good the DM is who runs it.
 
2013-01-24 12:40:11 AM  
before? this is fark, you know.
 
2013-01-24 12:55:17 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: ekdikeo4: Weaver95: as I said many times before when this was announced yesterday...while I applaud this effort and believe it to be a VERY good business move...it's far far too little and very late to the table.  about 5 years too late, in fact.  WoTC is attempting to reverse the damage done to their business model by a CEO who is/was a f*cking moron with no understanding of his target market or the genre he was selling.  But hey, he got his golden parachute so go capitalism go!

*sigh*

sorry.  i'm only slightly bitter about that.  again, WoTC is behind the bell curve on this one.  paizo and several other companies grabbed hold of the digital sales market 5 years ago and 1. hammered out the technical issues long, long ago and 2. established trust with their customers and built up a reputation for selling a quality product at a decent price.  Paizo has even started including digital maps specifically designed to work with tablet computers, and that will 'layer in' DM info, then remove it at a touch so players can look at it and use it during play.

not saying WoTC can't make a go of this tech but...they've shot themselves in BOTH feet, then decided to run a marathon race 20 min after the starting gun went off.

I think this marks the largest "old" company that I've heard of actually -getting- how the digital world works now.

Two things (in reverse order of what you said):
First, Magic the Gathering became a hit largely because of the internet. Yes, there was an internet before the world-wide-web, before the eternal September when AOL linked to the internet, and most college students were on it (possibly requiring a NeXT machine to make it easy). Hopefully WoTC execs understand this (I'm not betting on it, and I'm sure turnover especially after a buyout is high).

Second, once Gary Gygax was forced out you could say the same things about the CEO during the second edition AD&D era. Things were going downhill rather badly until WoTC bought them out.


Lorraine was a crazy, crazy biatch and a very bad CEO. See: Buck Rogers.
 
2013-01-24 12:55:51 AM  
Second Ed had some great settings, but honestly, the systems before 3rd Ed were pretty clunky. In fact, RPG systems throughout, 3rd or 4th ed always seems to be where they get really good.
 
2013-01-24 12:56:54 AM  
They're actually missing quite a few books various editions.
 
2013-01-24 01:02:24 AM  

Xenomech: I'd pay $100 for the entire collection of PDFs.


Yeah, I'm not sure who they think is going to pay >50% of hardcover list-price PDFs of fifteen-year-old books - when anyone who wanted one of the out-of-print books probably pirated one 10 years ago, when they first went out of print.
 
2013-01-24 01:03:30 AM  
Releasing RPG books as PDFs? Gee, why didn't anybody ever think of that before?

Oh wait....
 
2013-01-24 01:33:45 AM  

gja: strangeluck: I cast MAGIC MISSILE!

/never played DnD, but love that skit based on it.

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 259x194]
/also liked to cast magic missile, to attack the dark


Not to nit-pick too much, but the skit you're talking about was made by the Dead Alewives in 1996. The machinima you posted a still from uses that soundtrack but was made in 2000 by Volition, Inc. The Dead Alewives had nothing to do with the machinima (other than the soundtrack); the original was audio only.

The machinima used characters from the game Summoner, which was a really, really good CRPG if you don't mind the graphics being 13 years out of date.
 
2013-01-24 01:41:20 AM  

Ashrams: Have they finally balanced the Armor Class issue?
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[chapleau.us image 450x548]
[extralives.files.wordpress.com image 750x574]


It's been addressed.

Here are some examples.
 
2013-01-24 01:43:06 AM  

Evil Mackerel: moos: Are the elves green?

Yes, and they keep shooting the food.


... and are about to die, because wizard needs food, badly.
 
2013-01-24 01:48:13 AM  

JohnnyC: The Martian Manhandler: JohnnyC:

shortymac: HUG, try organizing a game via Skype and Maptools online, it's what the fark Pathfinder group is doing currently.

That's kind of what I'm hoping for at this point... sorta makes me sad though. My wife bought me these really badass Dwarven Metal Dice (solid metal RPG dice set)... I made a cool cork lined tray and a rabbit pelt dice bag to carry them in (I can post some pics if you're really interested). Would seem like a waste to only roll digital dice. But I would still like to find a game, even if it is just online play.


Digital dice just don't give the same feeling. There's something about physical dice. And I'll just leave this here:


Roll a d6
 
2013-01-24 02:00:50 AM  
My list from over the years:
Basic Dungeons and Dragons, followed by the Expert Set
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, First Edition (all the books. . . ALL)
AD&D 2nd
D3D (D20 Dungeons and Dragons)
Gamma World 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th editions
Metamorphosis Alpha
Top Secret
Top Secret:SI
Twilight 2000
Traveller (original edition)
Traveller 2300 (actually unrelated to the Traveller universe)
MegaTraveller
Star Frontiers (original Alpha Dawn edition and Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space)
Marvel Super Heroes
Boot Hill
Paranoia
Car Wars (it counts, you can have character development)
Mechwarrior (ditto)
DC Heroes
Villains and Vigilantes
Champions 1st through nth editions (including HERO 4th)
Superworld
Heroes and Heroines
Underground
Heroes Unlimited 1st and 2nd editions, and Revised, with all supplements
Rifts
Robotech (All of it, Macross through Invid Invasion and Sentinels)
Beyond The Supernatural
Palladium
Star Wars (Original Game)
Star Wars D20
Star Trek RPG
Vampire:The Masquerade (since the first edition)
Werewolf: The Apocalypse (ditto)
Mage: The Ascension (ditto)
Cyberpunk 2020
Shadowrun (all editions)
Mekton
Middle-Earth RolePlaying
D20 Deadlands
Legend of the Five rings (D20:Rokugan version, plus own original Lo5R books)
SpyCraft (D:20)
GURPS, which breaks into many sub games
*GURPS Supers
*GURPS Traveller
*GURPS Fantasy
*GURPS Espionage
*GURPS Black Ops
*GURPS Technomancer
*GURPS Transhuman Space
*GURPS Horror
*GURPS Castle Falkenstein
*GURPS Humanx (From Alan Dean Foster's Commonwealth books)
*GURPS Riverworld (From the Philip Jose Farmer series)
*GURPS Chtorr (From David Gerrold's The War Against The Chtorr)
*GURPS Wild Cards (From the shared world series edited by George R.R. Martin)
*ETC ETC ETC Lots of GURPS
 
2013-01-24 02:01:12 AM  

RevMark: I preferred Harn from Columbia Games. The mechanics were better - more true to life.

Wiki page about Harn

Harn at Columbia Games


I could never find anyone else who wanted to play Hârn. Bought a bunch of the books and maps back in the 1980s, spent hours reading them and looking over them and imagining what kind of character I would play if I every found someone to run a game. Got really excited when HârnMaster came out (Yes, I was a fan of Hârn before HârnMaster was published). Never did actually play, not even once. Plenty of people who would play D&D or Traveller with me, but never Hârn. I suppose on my deathbed one of my regrets will be that I never actually played the game.

On another note, apparently Traveller is making a comeback these days.  So who knows?
 
2013-01-24 02:07:19 AM  

ciberido: On another note, apparently Traveller is making a comeback these days.


I forgot to add Mongoose Traveller to my list! I've been running a game for the last three months, and forgot to put it on my list.

I am a very attention-deficit nerd.
 
2013-01-24 02:07:21 AM  

The Flexecutioner: JohnnyC: shortymac: Ooooo pictures please! While I too miss rolling dice the online version we got going is working out really well.

Here is the dice bag:
[www.johncathcart.com image 850x569]
[www.johncathcart.com image 850x569]
[www.johncathcart.com image 850x569]

And here is the cork/leather lined rolling tray with my dwarven metal dice in it:
[www.johncathcart.com image 850x574]

Both the bag and tray are hand made/drawn/painted and constructed. That's a buckskin draw tie and wrapped around the handles of the tray and cowhide leather on the bottom of the tray with cork underneath the leather.

I would have felt bad throwing those dice on someone's wooden table (they'll leave dents)... so I made the cork/leather lined rolling tray so I wouldn't damage people's stuff. They still make a nice "thud" when they're thrown. :)

haha, sure beat my old Crown Royal bag. but it could double as a real life sap if needed. sucker weighed about 6 lbs.


Yes, but Crown Royal bags also do an excellent job of containing Blackened Denarius coins, which is useful when fighting fallen angels.
 
2013-01-24 02:09:54 AM  

ekdikeo4: gilgigamesh: Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing

I lost my virginity to the one chick in our D&D group.

I did to a girl that sat in on a game session.


That's taking LARP one step too far.
 
2013-01-24 03:59:47 AM  
I disbelieve.
 
2013-01-24 05:42:49 AM  
I had D&D for Intellivision. It was sweet.
 
2013-01-24 09:15:35 AM  

CygnusDarius: Elandriel: Behold the triumphant return of THAC0!!

Fark that shiat.

/Lived through the dying days to 2nd
//And then unto 3rd and 3.5
///Hated 4e, and I'm sticking with Pathfinder


This
 
2013-01-24 09:20:51 AM  

Boojum2k: My list from over the years:
***Snip awe-inspiring list**

Damn dude! I don't think I can claim half of that list and I thought I was 'well gamed' back in the day. So from 1982 to about 1989, my list would be (including some 'played once' items). in no particular order:

D&D (red, blue, green, black boxes)
AD&D (blue-ish cover with a wizard on it for the Player's Guide, Unearthed Arcana, Deities & DemiGods, I think there was an Wilderness one?, an 'Asian' one (Oriental Adventures?) etc)
Star Frontiers Alpha Dawn, Knight Hawks, Zebulon's Guide
Traveller
Star Trek RPG (West End games I think)
Star Wars RPG
Warhammer RPG
Marvel Super Heroes (loved the Hero creation system)
'Toon' ( think)-Some game where you were cartoon characters and could reach 'off-screen' for stuff (more of a 'party game' than a RPG I guess)
Robotech
Gamma World (not for long, just couldn't seem to 'get into' the world very well)

Of course, I am not counting the many "Fighting Fantasy" books and variants thereof (lived in the country, no one else to game with lots of times)

 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-01-24 11:17:15 AM  

ciberido: gja: strangeluck: I cast MAGIC MISSILE!

/never played DnD, but love that skit based on it.

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 259x194]
/also liked to cast magic missile, to attack the dark

Not to nit-pick too much, but the skit you're talking about was made by the Dead Alewives in 1996. The machinima you posted a still from uses that soundtrack but was made in 2000 by Volition, Inc. The Dead Alewives had nothing to do with the machinima (other than the soundtrack); the original was audio only.

The machinima used characters from the game Summoner, which was a really, really good CRPG if you don't mind the graphics being 13 years out of date.


Oh yeah, I know. But it's just so damned funny. I laugh/snort every time I watch it (yes, i r a geek)
 
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